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I Have Very Low Self-esteem

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 210 People

    The Abyss Is Calling Me..........

    I can't remember a time when I even remotely liked myself. I like Nothing about me. People tell me I am pretty with a good body, I'm 5'4 & 88 lbs now (somethings wrong now I'm losing weight for no reason, have to go to dr), I am normally 105lbs. I do not believe anyone who...
    sumanitutanka sumanitutanka 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    WHATS the Point

    I DONT KNOW WHY I AM HERE.MY LIFES A SHAMBLES. I USED TO BE HAPPY GO LUCKY AND MARRIED TO A PRINCE CHARMING.HE WAS ALL I HAD DREAMED OF MY WHOLE LIFE.THINGS TURNED UGLY AFTER 6 YEARS.HES A CRACKHEAD NOW AND DESTROYED ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS.I AM NOW SEEING A THERAPIST EVERY 2...
    kathtlb kathtlb 61-65, F 2 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    FACING THE PROBLEM: ME Today is January 2,

    2015. It is 6 AM in the morning and I have not yet gone to bed. Earlier, I had been in my sister's room looking up something on my tablet. I was getting ready to leave her room when suddenly, she says she wants me to stay a little longer and chat a little. Naturally, I had plans...
    girlunknownyet girlunknownyet 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2015

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    So There's This Guy...

    and it feels like every story involving me feeling bad about myself centers around a man. The ones who felt like propping themselves up at my expense and picking at all my imperfections. Or the ones who had the nerve to ignore me for the girl who obviously looked...
    awesomechica awesomechica 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2010

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So

    I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my unattractiveness on failure and heartbreak. I was bulemic for about 6 years before i finally beat it myself. I believe this is one of the...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    It's Not The Inside It's The Outside

    This story isn't necessarily about me. I used to know one girl who had been my role model for a long time. She was perfect got perfect grades and didn't have stupid freckles like I did. Life just seemed so perfect for her. Ok i'll tell you something you might need to know that...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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    Falling While Soaring

    I thought you loved me until the day you said those words that tore my heart apart. Those words said you could never love me for who I had become. I could of taken it if you where a boyfriend, I could of taken it if you where a best friend, but no what hurt most was you where my...
    DangerousFeather DangerousFeather 16-17, F Mar 27, 2012

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    Body Dysmorphia? I Sure Hope So

    I have always thought I was fat and high school reinforced the fact. Although i only weighed about 145 lbs and was 5'7, I constantly blamed my unattractiveness on failure and heartbreak. I was bulemic for about 6 years before i finally beat it myself. I believe this is one of the...
    juneaux24 juneaux24 26-30 3 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    People change but I don't.

    I've been always this insecure since years ago. Those past years where I looked fat with my weird face shape-it's not an oval nor a square, it's in between, and my eyes are not the same size or shape. I was always pull my hair back so it showed my whole face with its flaws. And...
    ihopetobepretty ihopetobepretty 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2014

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    It Is the Same As the "I Have Low Self-esteem" Group

    Only it is "I have very low self-esteem" 
    Hairstyle Hairstyle 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    It sucks feeling this way.

    People say I'm an open book but I don't think I am because I cry in private and quiet when I'm sad but often smile when I'm around people whoever they are. I really want a love story of my own and it hurts that I'm not ready for it cuz of my low self self esteem.
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F Jan 5, 2015

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    I Want Confidence!

    i was born to a family of nine, including my parents. i have seven siblings, i'm the fifth. all my siblings are super brilliant and intelligent, while i'm not. they are pretty and tall enough while i'm the dwarf. recently, i've learnt something about child's psychology . low self...
    hitsushiro hitsushiro 18-21, F Jan 23, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    People used to ask me out as a joke, and one guy got low-key bullied for dating me once. I think that says a lot about how I look.
    NorthernRoses NorthernRoses 16-17, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    There is a battle going on within A struggle to be heard. To be seen. To be noticed But then when it is, anxiety rears its unwanted head A cold wave washes over threatening to...
    Guilty1982 Guilty1982 31-35, F 21 hrs ago

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    I've always felt like everyone else has something I don't. I've always been made to feel like other girls had something more special than me that made me less exciting to be around...
    ritz95x ritz95x 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hello, I recently got rejected by a girl I have known for a few months. After the rejection, sometimes thoughts would come up in my head like, "what if she meets some guy and they...
    wjs066 wjs066 18-21, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've become angry again. The past two days I've been battling with my resentment toward him and what he did to me. I'm mad that after everything is said and done, I'm the one that...
    wtfgirl001 wtfgirl001 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Mostly the looks I get from men a disinterest/disgust and looks that say they're trying to work out what species I am. It really hurts me feelings and it's part of the reason I...
    Foxie913 Foxie913 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am tired of life. I don't want to do this anymore. I would be better off not living in this world. I'm not capable of anything and I don't care anymore.
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Getting over the memories of a bad relationship is very hard and painful. The nightmares of him beating me because I wasn't good enough, pretty enough or smart enough. He used me...
    SouthernGirl35 SouthernGirl35 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't think people realize that they make other people feel bad about themselves when they post a nice portrait of themselves anywhere or share their leadership or jobs or...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sadly yes. It goes away the days when I put on nice makeup and try to look really cute! sometimes it catches up to me though. I know people think I look adorable and that helps :33...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been with him on and off for about a year and a half. We've got back together and have been with one another for about 6 months now. Things have taken a bit of a turn...
    HaightStreet HaightStreet 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am a 32 years old and I need help....I have been separated from my husband of 6 years for about 5 months,, i am so confused because I miss him so much but when he is near me I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    To 'Love' yourself, may sound idiotically stuck up and stupid, especially as it reeks with a range of different implications. To love yourself can be ugly when you are treating...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Having fun at another's expense is a common sign of low self esteem, which is then projected onto another, to disfunctionally address one's own pain.
    CallMeSal CallMeSal 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When will I be able to stand up for myself?When will I be able to say what I want to say without fear of what people may think of me? If someone were to say something that I...
    aquamoongoddess aquamoongoddess 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F a week ago

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    Everyone is equal and has equal value. Anything about us that can't be sensed through seeing, touching, tasting, smelling, or hearing is imaginary, a story, and not real. Qualities...
    joahola98wj joahola98wj 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Today is another day I have to go grocery shopping with my stranger for a Mother. I believe that she fills up with pride and joy when she takes me grocery shopping because she...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 4

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    Hey everyone. I'm new to this group. Hoping to get a little support and more insight about having narcissistic parents. I grew up in a big family (6 siblings, mom and dad) it's...
    PainfullyAvoidant PainfullyAvoidant 18-21, F Feb 4

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    I mean, yeah, maybe you're feeling really bad about yourself but don't put other people down just cause you hate yourself. Talk to someone. Someone you trust. If you can't or don't...
    nobodynumbah8 nobodynumbah8 13-15, F Feb 4

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    I know I shouldn't feel this way, but somehow him breaking up with me really pushed down my self esteem on how I look. No matter how many people told me i look really good when it...
    laulaud laulaud 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    1. I love the Lord, my God 2. You probably don't care about this list, lol 3. I have low self esteem 4. I love Superheroes but Batman and Power Rangers are my favorites 5. I...
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M Feb 4

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    Has anybody experience a crippling anxiety? First, I should tell you that I am asian and live in Southeast Asia. I live in a village to boot. Not in the city. Therefore, life in...
    kiBraziki kiBraziki 18-21, F Feb 3

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    ...i pray to God that he will help me do this again. i don't want to be depressed and scared anymore. i don't want to be haunted and paranoid. i want to be happy!
    coffeeonice coffeeonice 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    My best friend does that to everyone and it's really obvious that she does it to cover her own insecurities, but it's so annoying and people who doesn't know how she is always end...
    Danimp5 Danimp5 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Having this disease is excruciating. Inside I rot and squirm unable to get rid of this feeling, and I just smile to the world to convince them that I'm okay. I can't move forward...
    artemicionmoon artemicionmoon 26-30, M Feb 2

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    it's only fare if we try make the World a comfortable place for everyone. don't judge or try diminishing somebody for being themselves
    dollarsigns dollarsigns 16-17, M Feb 2

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    I never want to have children. For some people it seems like an impossible concept that a female does not to mother children. It is an individual choice, some women want to have...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F Feb 1

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    Hello, I havenĀ“t posted anything for a while.. Sh*te is I discovered the guy I've been with for some months now it's with another girl. We had an open relationship so its not...
    96Charlie 96Charlie 18-21, F Feb 1

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